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Gaza: International Court of Justice (ICJ) orders Israel to halt military operations in Rafah following a request by South Africa ( news.un.org )

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Friday issued new provisional measures that order Israel to immediately end military operations in Rafah in southern Gaza and to open the governate’s border crossing for urgent aid deliveries....

Whistleblowers allege widespread abuses at Israeli detention camp: Palestinian inmates being beaten, kept shackled to hospital beds or made to stand for hours ( www.theguardian.com )

Prisoners held at an Israeli detention camp in the Negev desert are being subjected to widespread physical and mental abuses, with at least one reported case of a man having his limb amputated as a result of injuries sustained from constant handcuffing, according to two whistleblowers who worked at the site....

Julian Assange’s appeal to avoid extradition to the US will go ahead, and it could be legally groundbreaking, legal expert says ( theconversation.com )

The High Court in UK rejected the US government assurances that Julian Assange's rights to freedom of expression would be protected. The court gave a brief judgement stating there would be a full appeal on the freedom of expression and nationality discrimination grounds in relation to all charges Assange faces, allowing Mr...

Japan protests over Chinese ambassador's "extremely inappropriate" comment about Japanese people who would be "dragged into the fire" if they support Taiwan's independence ( www.reuters.com )

Japan has lodged a protest against the Chinese ambassador's "extremely inappropriate" comments about Taiwan, chief cabinet secretary Yoshimasa Hayashi said on Wednesday....

Russia is waging a shadow war on the West that needs a collective response, Estonian leader says ( www.independent.co.uk )

Perched on the open ramp at the rear of a British Chinook helicopter, Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas flew home from the annual Spring Storm military exercises, pleased to see NATO allies cooperating. But she later said that other types of warfare were on her mind....

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